WWW.BISHOPGALLAGHER.ORG

  • WWW.BISHOPGALLAGHER.ORG is the web address for The Detroit Catholic School Heritage Project. The mission of this site and this project is to preserve the rich history, tradition and heritage of the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Detroit, past and present. This site is not sponsored by any organization. It is motivated by a desire to remember and to celebrate all that has preceded us, before it is lost forever. It is also an attempt to remind us of the values of a Catholic education, and the bonds Catholic education has forged among the people of Southeast Michigan. Those interested in the project and/or providing content can contact Mike Butler at: detroitheritage@yahoo.com

LADYWOOD OCTOBER 17, 2013

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Detroit Firemen Remove Crucifix from Detroit Our Lady of Sorrows Church 1963

BISHOP MICHAEL J. GALLAGHER COMMITTEE

  • Michael J. Butler—Our Lady of Loretto, Detroit Catholic Central
  • Thomas B. Calcatera—St. David, Bishop Gallagher
  • Donna Duffield—St. Thomas Aquinas, Bishop Borgess, University of Detroit Jesuit High School
  • Cathleen C. Jansen--Dearborn Divine Child
  • Alexis G. Krot—Academy of the Sacred Heart, Loyola University (New Orleans, La.), University of Detroit-Mercy
  • Karen M. Kulik--St. Raymond, St. Anthony
  • Atif Lodhi--DeLaSalle, University of Detroit Jesuit High School, Academy of the Sacred Heart
  • Joseph P. McGill—Shrine, University of Detroit-Mercy
  • April Mitchell--Santa Maria, Patronage of St. Joseph, Nativity, East Catholic
  • Karen G. Moore--St. Gemma, St. Mary’s of Redford, Our Lady of Mercy, Ladywood
  • Hon. Mark J. Plawecki--Our Lady Gate of Heaven, St. Sabina, Detroit Catholic Central, Dearborn Divine Child
  • Thomas J. Pozniak-Transfiguration,Detroit Catholic Central
  • Jack Rajkovich-St. Scholastica, Detroit Catholic Central
  • Thomas M. Rashid--St. Alphonsus, Riverview Gabriel Richard, Former Director Detroit Catholic League, MHSAA
  • Mary Catherine Rentz—St. Clare of Montefalco, University of Detroit Jesuit High School
  • Hon. Michael J. Riordan—Our Lady Gate of Heaven (Detroit), Bishop Borgess
  • Francis M. Turk--St. Gregory, Our Lady of Loretto, St. Mary of Redford, Oakland Catholic High School, Bishop Gallagher, Bishop Foley, DeLaSalle, Ladywood
  • William J. Vincent—Our Lady of Loretto, Detroit Catholic Central

THE COLLAGE

THE ORDER OF ST. BEDE

  • In Recognition of Service to Catholic Education in Metropolitan Detroit and to the Preservation of its History and Heritage

MEMBERS OF THE ORDER

  • Fr. Richard Elmer CSB-2013
  • Sr. Carolyn Ratkowski CSSF-2013
  • Thomas Kirkwood-2013
  • Sr. Joan Charnley IHM-2012
  • Thomas K. Coyne-2012
  • Eugene Grewe, Jr.-2011
  • John P. Jacobs-2011
  • Francis M. Turk-2011
  • Thomas M. Wozniak-2012

BISHOP GALLAGHER SOCIETY HONOR ROLL

HONOREES

  • Grosse Pointe Park St. Ambrose High School
    October 17, 2013
  • Detroit St. Gregory High School
    October 17, 2013
  • Detroit St. Casimir High School 1927-1969
  • Harper Woods Notre Dame High School 1954-2005
  • Redford Our Lady of Loretto School 1955-2007
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OLSM Priest Ice Skates on Orchard Lake

ST. IVO OF KERMARTIN-PATRON SAINT OF LAWYERS

  • Born to a wealthy Breton noble family. From age 14 he studied civil and canon lawyer, philosophy, and theology in Paris and Orleans. Franciscan tertiary. Lawyer who practised in both civil and ecclesiastical courts, often defending the poor without charge, and ministering to them in prison while they awaited trial. Practised great personal ascetism, with frequent fasts, and wearing a hair shirt under his clothing. Fought the state over taxes and the rights of the Church. Incorruptible diocesan judge, refusing the bribes that were the order of the day, and working to settle claims out of court in order to save the litigants time and money. Noted preacher and arbitor, he built a hospital from his own funds, tended the poor in it, and gave away the harvests from his land to feed them.
  • SANCTUS IVO ERAT BRITO, ADVOCATUS ET NON LATRO, RES MIRANDA POPULO. (ST. IVO CAME FROM THE LAND OF BEEF, A LAWYER, HE, BUT NOT A THIEF; A STRETCH ON POPULAR BELIEF.)

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Robert Colombo

I'm trying to locate my class mates of the 1964 graduating class of St. Joseph High School =

Jennifer michael

I am looking for a photo of the school that also has the motto Builder of Boys Maker of Men that I saw in a 1955 Arrow yearbook. I would also love to have a 1963 Yearbook if anyone knows where to get one.

Mike Butler

That is the motto of Detroit, now Warren DeLaSalle High School.

Can't help on the yearbook, I'm afraid.

Maritn W. Jennings

My mother and my aunts attended St. Joseph's Academy for Girls. My mom, Florence Brancaleone was a graduate of the class of 1937 and shared stories for years of her education and growing up in the parish. She had wonderful stories of the IHM Nuns who were her teachers. She attended there from 2nd grade through 12th grade, so I am living proof there WAS indeed an elementary school at St. Joseph's. My uncle (Steve Brancaleone) attended St. Joseph's Commercial School for Boys and graduated in 1935 with one of the Bagnasco brothers. He and my mom used to tell us stories of of how Mr. Bagnasco would lend the boys of St. Joe's a coffin to parade around the neighborhood with "R.I.P." on it on the night before the big football games agains DeLaSalle HS. As a kid, I remember driving by St. Joe's school before it was torn down and always thought it was HUGE! I remember the day we took the bus downtown from St. Clair Shores to go to J.L.Hudson's in the early 1960's and the wrecking ball was taking the school down. I have pictures of my mom's graduating class and pictures of her senior banquet with Father Lindeman in the picture sitting at the head table. There were also great stories my aunts would tell us about how they would send codes by using the pencil sharpener in one of their classrooms across to boys at the boys school to meet them after school. Great, fun memories of growing up in old Detroit and going to Catholic School led by IHM Nuns and Christian Brothers, espeically Brother Dominic!!!!

Karen Poxon Beckwith

My brother Robert L. Poxon went to St. Joe's till 64 when it closed and transfered to De La Salle. He was KIA in Vietnam in 69 and was awarded The Congressional Medal Of Honor posthumously in 1971. I have been in contact with others that went to St. Joe's and De La Salle with Bob and one told me everytime he goes to The Wall in D.C. he put a Bluejay patch by Bob's name. It is so nice to know he is still remembered by more than just his family. God Bless All Of You.
Karen

Denis J. Sheeran

I had the privilege of teaching at St. Joe's from 1958 to 1962...at that time I was known as Brother Denis...taught french and typing and religion...brother lewis was the principal...presently age 78...good health...just recently attended a detroit lions game (lost) to the bengals and visited Jay afterward...brought back many memories as I stood outside the brother's house..to those who had to put up with me over the years...at least be forgiving and keep me in your prayers...prsently no longer a christian brother...living in saratoga, new york...email? ssheeran@yahoo.com

Chuck Thomas

I would like to reach Brother Denis, wasn't in any of his classes but played a lot of hand ball with him.

dennis raymond

Chuck Thomas and I(Dennis Raymond) g
Kind of grew up together I work at my uncle geocery store in hamtramck. I last seen chuck at a local market in highland Twp. Would like to get in touch with Him.and any other 64 classmates

dennis raymond

To Jennifer who is looking for a 1963 sad news the seniors did not publish one I was told

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